Photos By Pat Shortall
On Wednesday evening a large gathering of neighbours and friends joined Fr Dan Carroll & Fr Joseph from St John’s parish to celebrate an outdoor community Mass on the Upper Green, in Newpark.
A joint initiative by the Residents Association, and Fr Dan, the local celebration took on an international flavour with the addition of Fr Joseph from Uganda and Svitlana Saseyi from Ukraine.
Residents from the surrounding estate played an active part in the ceremony. Included were Mayor David Fitzgerald, Brid Lawless, Sheila Donnelly, Autumn Tobin, Paddy Neary, Joan O’ Connell, Teresa Butler, Ann Fogarty and Bridget & Siobhan Cody. The simplicity of the sacred gathering was emphasised as the congregation remained afterwards to chat and reminisce whilst enjoying a cup of tea and a selection of Chris Wong’s homemade buns.